Yes, fall is just around the corner, and it is a welcoming thought! St. Tammany Parish always has lots going on, and the beginning of autumn is no exception. Here are three music-themed events for September.

Music Fest – Pearl River

Okay, it is actually called the Honey Island Swamp Fest. On September 10 and 11, the town of Pearl River is taken over for a two-day festival of fun. Monster truck shows and rides; mechanical bull and mini-bike races; car exhibit; arts and crafts area; and of course, a complete line-up of live music. Admission is $15; children 10 and under are free. For details, check out the event’s Facebook page.

Musical – Mandeville

If you have yet to see this amazing musical, you still have the chance. One of our favorite theatres, 30 by Ninety Theatre, is performing “Rent” on weekends, now through September 19. The story, set in New York City’s East Village, is about love, finding your voice and living life to its fullest. Once you see the performance, you will totally understand why 525,600 minutes are so important. For tickets and details, click here.

The Busker Festival in Abita Springs is a full day of music and fun!

Music Festival – Abita Springs

I know where I want to be on Sunday, September 19. It becomes even more likely with these two words, busker and free. The 10th Annual Abita Springs Busker Festival is a free event featuring six French Quarter bands at the Abita Springs Trailhead. In addition to the music, there will be lots of food vendors and lots of fun. All you have to do is bring your lawn chair and get there early! So, what is a busker, you may ask? A busker is a street performer who works for tips; however, none are allowed during this festival!

With fall officially beginning September 22, just think of all the activities still ahead for us to fall for!